Ahead of the flood of tech news this coming week at CES, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Camera 2, the latest version of its Android powered point and shoot with zoom lens. the new model has the same 21x zoom lens and 16-megapixel sensor as its predecessor, though it comes with a faster 1.6GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. On top of this, the camera runs Android Jellybean 4.3 and comes with NFC for easier pairing with other connected devices. Like the earlier model, the new version has a 4.8-inch touchscreen at the back for composing, reviewing, sharing and editing photos. A microphone and headphone jack make it convenient for use as a media player or Skype-ready handset, though you can’t make actual phone calls from the camera.
Everyone knows Apple is working on some sort of smartwatch, but the first real shot over the bow in the smartwatch wars (God I hope that’s not a thing) is the Samsung Galaxy Gear. More of a terminal for your Android phone, the Gear is kinda like a pared down smartphone with functions like time (obviously), camera, phone and the ability to post to Facebook and Twitter.
The watch however requires a bluetooth connection to your phone for it to do all this, so it’s not a replacement for a phone just yet. The Gear gets a full day of battery life, while rumor has it that Apple is holding out on its watch until it can squeeze a full five days of battery life out of it.
If you like the Samsung Galaxy S4, but you’d rather have a native Android experience, if you want all the Samsung UI stripped away, if you want a pure Android device that gets Android updates when they happen and not when the manufacturer can fit it into their schedule, Google announced yesterday that they’ll be selling a pure Android version of the S4 on Google Play.
If you want one, it’s $650, because it’s unlocked, not on contract and not tied to any carrier, but if this is what you’ve been dreaming of, it might be worth it.
Having a slightly larger screen on your phone is nice, but the new Samsung Galaxy Mega is starting to get kinda ridiculous. With a 6.3” screen, the Galaxy Mega is only slightly smaller than a 7” tablet like the Amazon Kindle Fire or the iPad Mini. And 6.3” is also longer than 75% of most human penises on Earth. So there’s that.
Smart watches are coming and it won’t be long before they’re everywhere. The two big smartphone companies, Apple and Samsung are both working hard on smart watches and there will be imitators. If you think it’s silly, there are lots of good reasons to have the smart watch of the future, and you’ll probably wonder how you lived without one.
It’s no secret that Apple is working on a smart watch, and right there, biting at their heels are Samsung, who announced that they will also be releasing a smart watch before Apple dominates the lucrative smart watch market the way it did with tablets and smartphones.
Ahead of the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S IV, several videos have leaked showing off some of the S IV’s spiffy new features, including floating finger selection, gesture recognition, touchless eye movement scrolling and a feature that automatically pauses video or games when you look away.
Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy S IV in a few days, but some crude pictures have been leaked that could give a glimpse of what the Four could look like. Bigger than the III, with more room for screen space and less room for any buttons. Watch out Apple, Samsung is stealing some of the best phone designs that you once claim they stole from you.
You think your mobile phone or tablet processor is bad? You ain’t seen bad. Today at CES, Samsung introduced the Exynos 5 Octa, a massively powerful yet tiny 8 core processor that could make your phone the speediest computer you own.
That groundbreaking, world-changing TV that Samsung was teasing about pre-CES was finally unveiled today, and it is stunning if you’ve got the cash. It’s got an 85 inch screen, incredible 4K resolution and it sits on a minimalistic frame that hides a 120 watt 2.2 speaker system, so you can swivel the screen. Is it a TV that’s going to change the world? No, but it is pretty.
CES is just over a week away, and Samsung is already teasing a TV set they say will change the face of TV FOREVER. Now that everyone and their grandmother knows Apple is working on its own game-changing TV, every electronics company on the planet is trying in some way to beat Apple to the punch, and Samsung thinks this magical TV of the future might be it.
Samsung has just released a brand new shiny Chromebook, and the good news is that the computer is available for purchase for just $249 through the Google Play store.
Undaunted by its legal wrangling with Apple, Samsung yesterday announced the Galaxy Note II, the second generation of its big fucking phone/really small tablet device. It’s got new specs, a new screen and some new tricks for the built-in S-pen stylus.